Purported Honda Brio RS snapped for the first time - Spied

27/01/2016 - 16:57 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

No changes expected mechanically.

These are the first images of a Honda Brio RS, which is reportedly heading for a launch in Indonesia soon. While the Brio has received styling kits from Modulo in the past, Honda has, thus far, not indicated any plans of launching its RS kit on the small car.

Honda Brio RS facelift spied
The Brio's 1.2L engine is paired to a 5-speed MT or AT.

The front fascia carries the bulk of the changes, and is clearly inspired by the Honda Mobilio RS (the Brio and Mobilio share platforms, parts and components). The new headlight cluster with LED daytime running light and projector light is seen, whereas the chrome-finished grille has given away for an all-new all-black unit with a chrome highlight. The front bumper too is inspired by the Mobilio RS and gets a honeycomb airdam.

Over to the side, the Honda Brio RS rides on new and what appears to be larger 15-inch alloy wheels with a diamond finish. Honda has also given subtle side skirts to further add to its appeal.

Under the hood, the Brio RS is likely to continue with its 1.2-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine which is capable of 88 PS and 109 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Honda Brio RS facelift front spied
The Brio platform also underpins the Amaze, Mobilio and the recently-launched BR-V.

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The Brio hasn't seen any major cosmetic updates in its lifecycle. In 2013, the Thai-market Brio was upgraded with a rear wiper/washer and a plastic applique, while for the Indian market, Honda Cars India introduced minor feature revisions like power-folding wing mirrors, all-black dashboard and a touchscreen entertainment system.

[Source - Autonetmagz]

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